If you and your family want to enjoy the downtown lifestyle without feeling stuck in the 24/7 hustle and bustle of the Chicago Loop, you’ll do well to check out Streeterville. Located just north of the Loop, it covers the area bounded by Oak Street on the north to the Chicago River on the south including Navy Pier and lake Michigan on the East and to the west, Rush Street.
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Streeterville is a neighborhood on the rise. It is nicknamed the “Platinum Coast” – both for its proximity to the Gold Coast neighborhood to its north and for its aggressive residential development. The area is a popular site for new condominium and apartment high-rises, in particular.
In this neighborhood, your every need is within walking distance. It’s common to find residential buildings that include or are attached to amenities like convenience stores, fitness clubs, banks, and movie theaters.
With a renowned medical school and a number of notable medical facilities, including Northwestern Hospital, Streeterville is a community where medical professionals and students cross paths with Chicago’s executive set.
Streeterville, Chicago real estate
Homes in Streeterville mostly comprise condos, apartments, and some loft units in high-rise buildings. The highly urbanized location makes single-family homes rare in this neighborhood. Brownstone row homes and smaller buildings offer the closest alternative to a detached house while still providing the upscale feel of city living.
Luxury condos in Streeterville can offer three- to five-bedroom layouts with 3,000 square feet or more of living space. Some date as far back as the 1910s, adding a hint of historic value to the home.
If you’re eyeing the most prestigious locations for a high-rise home in Streeterville, consider these skyscrapers:
- John Hancock Center
- Olympia Centre
- Park Tower
- Water Tower Place
- 900 North Michigan Avenue
Living in Streeterville
From quality education to world-famous recreational destinations, Streeterville offers plenty of neighborhood highlights to entice real estate buyers.
The Ogden International School of Chicago, a school operated by the Chicago Public Schools district, primarily serves Streeterville children in the K-8 levels. High schoolers attend Wells Community Academy High School or the west campus of Ogden School on Erie St. Northwestern University’s Chicago campus, which features the Feinberg School of Medicine, is located here as is Loyola University. Just click on any property you like to see nearby schools and their ratings.
Much of the Magnificent Mile – Chicago’s answer to Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive – forms the western boundary of Streeterville. From premier department stores like Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s to designer brand boutiques, this upscale stretch of Michigan Avenue is a shopper’s dream.
Culinary adventures abound in Streeterville. In addition to Downtown Chicago’s famed steakhouses, distinct local highlights include hip bars with a view, such as Drumbar at the Raffaello Hotel and Streeterville Social which roosts on the Loews Hotel rooftop. You can also join a walking or bike tour for a generous sampling of Chicago’s most popular bites.
- Attractions and activities
Navy Pier, Chicago’s top tourist destination, is located in Streeterville. This 1,010-mile stretch along the Lake Michigan shoreline includes a mix of commercial, culinary, and recreational spots.
For additional information on the Streeterville housing market and more homes for sale in Chicago, contact the Walker Real Estate Group. Call Carla Walker at 312.342.0078 or 312-264-1236, or email your inquiries to cwalker(at)koenigrubloff(dotted)com.